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Friday, February 11, 2005

Gory Prince George's: Murder in Greenbelt (Botchway, Richard, 21)

Richard Kofi Botchway, 21
of Lanham.

Found shot in the 6300 block of Golden Triangle Drive, Greenbelt (20770), about 3:30 pm, February 11.

Council District 4 (Peters)
Legislative District 22 (Pinsky, Gaines, Healy, Ross)

Update:
  • Getaway driver in fatal bank robbery sentenced to 12 years in jail; Gunman's sentencing set for Monday (Gazette, 14 Apr 2011, Noble)
    U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams sentenced Tyrone J. Lockhart, 30, of Washington, D.C., to 148 months in prison for armed robbery and aiding the use of a firearm during a crime of violence ...

    During the robbery, his accomplice, Anthony Nelson, 27, of Suitland entered the bank where Nelson's girlfriend worked and, with her cooperation, robbed her and another teller of nearly $100,000, according to Lockhart's plea agreement. After Lockhart drove the two away from the bank, they met up with an acquaintance, Richard Botchway, and drove around looking for a hotel where they could have a party.

    When they pulled onto Golden Triangle Drive in Greenbelt, which led to a hotel, Nelson shot Botchway in the head, killing him, according to Lockhart's plea agreement. Both Nelson and Lockhart fled, leaving a hotel employee to find Botchway's body in the car.

    Nelson pleaded guilty to armed bank robbery, using a firearm during a crime of violence, and admitted shooting and killing Botchway. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison at his sentencing Monday ...

2005 homicide summary & news links, map (G1)
(Updated 16 Apr 2011)

3 comments:

  1. I have learned about this at school today!

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  2. R.I.P RICH! WE HAD SOME TIMES MAN! I MISS YOU MAN! R.I.P!

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